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- Today, 02:42 PMSB1221 replied to a thread Pitching Instructor/ Coach in Southern Illinois/St Louis/ SE Missouri area? in Softball PitchingIsn't Denny Thorneburg down there? I'd reach out to him if you can. Denny Throneburg's First Class Pitching Camps If you have any questions,...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 04:40 PMSince Cannonball and I are in the same state, but at opposite ends, I should say that around here, 30+ games is incredibly unusual. Some of the...25 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 03:51 PMCoachJD replied to a thread Balancing different coach personalities on a staff in Coaching Softball"OK, team, today we have a special guest instructor. I brought him here to scream at you for the next two hours." And then I go get a sandwich and...7 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 02:56 PMSB1221 replied to a thread Balancing different coach personalities on a staff in Coaching SoftballYou need good cop, bad cop. HC is usally bad cop. But this may work for you with him being the bad cop! What I will tell you is this, use him and...7 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 02:40 PMCoachJD started a thread Balancing different coach personalities on a staff in Coaching SoftballI know everybody has their own preferred coaching styles (talking personality, how one deals with others, etc. and not technique, how practices are...7 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 12:52 PMYep. 3k to buy it, then $500 a year. For what I do, it's just too expensive, and I'm trying to talk the facility owner into buying one for all of us...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 12:08 PMWell to be honest, the reason I want one is to see what it can do. My only other alternative is rapsodo for 3k and $500 a year. Currently I use a...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 11:49 AMFor those of you who don't like your Revfires, please let me know, I'm looking for one! :p13 replies | 0 view(s)
- Yesterday, 04:19 AMI was debating setting up one of our hitting nets for the pitcher I'm working with, but I wasn't sure if this would be a good idea or not. Sounds...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-12-2017, 03:41 AMThat was mostly my situation this year. I did have another girl who pitched two games when my one-and-only was injured (unrelated to pitching), but...4 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-11-2017, 01:37 AMCoachJD replied to a thread Deliberate swing and miss on a wild pitch for strike 3 in Softball Rules QuestionsHa! I love it. That's an incredible acumen for the game at that age. Obviously that plan doesn't work at higher levels when fewer and fewer...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-10-2017, 09:51 PMCoachJD replied to a thread Deliberate swing and miss on a wild pitch for strike 3 in Softball Rules QuestionsPerhaps this is a contradictory thought: On the issue of bad sportsmanship, I'm not sure it is. But I would never, ever teach or encourage my...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-07-2017, 12:35 PMSB1221 replied to a thread Blue Devil Softball Q&A: Katherine Huey in Shameless Parent Brag Post ForumThat's amazing!!! Congrats to you both!!11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-06-2017, 09:28 PMIn addition to "what might happen if they are successful," there's also the kid who is afraid of what might happen if she gives 110% and fails. I...12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-06-2017, 09:26 PMFirst, I don't think there are, specifically "transition drills" to do. What I've learned here is that drills should be used to correct flaws or...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-05-2017, 03:16 AMHave you had her take a few swings from the left side without any instruction? If so, how does it look? Others here with more knowledge might...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-04-2017, 06:44 PMNo doubt. And even though we all know good swings are good swings, they see a grown man hitting like that. They just may not be able to grasp that...37 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-04-2017, 06:36 PMI somehow missed your response back in July, Crystal, but I like that a lot.6 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-04-2017, 12:27 PMAgreed! Wonder what his handicap is at now?!? I just imagine him using a slice and hook to perfection in all of the hard shots! LoL!11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-04-2017, 12:01 PMI learned it from a post you did here https://www.discussfastpitch.com/softball-pitching/14585-crop-2.html a while back with video of Ricketts Ken...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 12-04-2017, 11:25 AMJust a quick question or poll if you will. With I/R / Whip mechanics do some of you find it easier to teach the "Crop" over the palm up curve? I like...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-30-2017, 11:40 PMAre all three of these pitches generally thrown with the same velocity? My instinct tells me the drop is probably a little bit slower (not as slow as...6 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-30-2017, 11:32 PMFrom my understanding, using IR pitching mechanics is a lot better for the arm than HE, so if she's learning the right way to pitch, that will help...9 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-28-2017, 03:33 PMNot sure if everyone has seen this or not. It's about 8 minutes of Oklahoma's Fall practice that Flosoftball did. Pretty cool! Enjoy! ...0 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-28-2017, 03:26 PMVery excited to learn and keep growing under FF. Very excited for this release, and hopefully training!91 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-27-2017, 09:35 PMFrom my post here and asking friends of mine who played HS sports, this seems to be an important determining factor. I just looked, and we...22 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-26-2017, 08:20 PMWhat's the general consensus of Antonelli? I've watched a few videos just now and I like what I see, but I'm no expert. More importantly, I think he...81 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-24-2017, 12:48 AMThanks for the replies. It looks like there are all kinds of different standards, so I think I'll stick with a point system for now at least.22 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2017, 03:27 PMI know you said the question was rhetorical, but I don't mind answering. Without getting too into the numbers, the main component is playing in a...22 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2017, 02:41 PMThis is mostly what I'm seeing. Usually the only other standards involve grades/eligibility, behavior, etc. Some won't give the letter if...22 replies | 0 view(s)
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